NBA Draft

FILE - Cleveland Cavaliers' Kevin Porter Jr. drives against the Philadelphia 76ers in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Cleveland, in this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020, file photo. The Cavaliers are moving on from troubled and talented forward Kevin Porter Jr., a person familiar with his standing with the team told the Associated Press on Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. The Cavs will either trade or release Porter, who has not played for them this season, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
January 21, 2021 - 8:47 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — Kevin Porter Jr. is no longer a problem for the Cavaliers. Cleveland has agreed to trade the troubled forward to the Houston Rockets for a future draft pick, a person familiar with the deal told the Associated Press on Thursday night. The Cavs will send Porter, the 2019 first-round...
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Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier (3) dunks against the Atlanta Hawks during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)
January 09, 2021 - 7:40 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — LaMelo Ball isn't wasting any time making an impact in the NBA. The rookie point guard became the youngest player in league history to record a triple-double with 22 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists on Saturday night, helping the Charlotte Hornets beat the Atlanta Hawks 113...
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January 08, 2021 - 10:52 am
The G League will crown its 2021 champion in a bubble, just as the NBA did last season. Plans were announced Friday for the G League season, which will be condensed and played at the Walt Disney World resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Teams have been given a preliminary plan calling for games to...
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Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson (11) celebrates with teammate DJ Moore (12) after catching a 41-yard touchdown pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
December 07, 2020 - 2:35 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green and No. 2 overall draft pick James Wiseman are sidelined with the coronavirus. While coach Steve Kerr didn’t actually say the two players had positive results, he made it...
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November 23, 2020 - 6:04 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Billy Evans, a member of the 1956 gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic team and Kentucky Hall of Famer who helped the Wildcats go 25-0 in 1953-54, has died. He was 88. The school announced Evans’ death on Sunday upon confirmation from his family. He had 716 points and 549 rebounds...
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FILE - In this Jan. 4, 2020, file photo, Georgia's Anthony Edwards (5) looks to pass the ball during the second half of the team's NCAA college basketball game against Memphis in Memphis, Tenn. The Minnesota Timberwolves selected Edwards with the first pick in the NBA draft Wednesday, Nov. 18. (AP Photo/Karen Pulfer Focht, File)
November 19, 2020 - 12:03 am
Anthony Edwards paid tribute to his mother and grandmother. Onyeka Okongwu recalled his brother. Obi Toppin thought about coming home. Tears flowed freely for those and many more players Wednesday night when their long-awaited, months-delayed NBA dreams were finally realized. Edwards was taken by...
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FILE - Phoenix Suns guard Ricky Rubio, left, drives to the basket past Chicago Bulls guard Coby White during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Chicago, in this Feb. 22, 2020, file photo. A person with knowledge of the situation says All-Star guard Chris Paul is being traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Phoenix Suns, where he'll play alongside one of the league's most dynamic young scorers in fellow All-Star Devin Booker. The Thunder are acquiring Ricky Rubio, Kelly Oubre, Jalen Lecque, Ty Jerome and a first-round pick that will be conveyed sometime between 2022 and 2025, said the person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been finalized by the league. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
November 18, 2020 - 6:45 pm
The Houston Rockets agreed to trade Trevor Ariza and the 16th pick in Wednesday night's NBA draft to the Detroit Pistons for a future first-round pick, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced. Detroit...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2019, file photo, LaMelo Ball of the Illawarra Hawks brings the ball up during a game against the Sydney Kings in the Australian Basketball League in Sydney. Ball is expected to be the first point guard taken and possibly the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft on Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Rycroft, File)
November 17, 2020 - 11:56 pm
There was no dancing on the court after a March Madness victory. No bounding onto the stage in a spiffy suit to meet the commissioner in June. The coronavirus pandemic wiped out the traditional end of a college career and the usual start of a pro one. Players such as Anthony Edwards, LaMelo Ball...
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FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2019, file photo, Golden State Warriors general manager Bob Myers gestures during the NBA basketball team's media day in San Francisco. Myers hears the chatter about everything riding on Golden State's draft pick at second overall. About all the pressure on his shoulders to find just the right player to join Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, regular All-Stars Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins. Someone who will make an instant impact and immediately help the Warriors return to contention and respectability following a last-place finish. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
November 17, 2020 - 2:35 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Bob Myers hears the chatter about everything riding on Golden State's draft pick at No. 2 overall. About all the pressure on his shoulders to find just the right player to join Splash Brothers Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson, star forward Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins...
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THIS CORRECTS NAMES - FILE - These are 2020 file photos showing, from top left, left, Jared Butler, Cade Cunningham, Luka Garza, Ayo Dosunmu, Corey Kispert and Remy Martin. Seniors Luke Garza of Iowa and Baylor's Jared Butler headline The Associated Press 2020-21 preseason All-America team. Garza was the lone unanimous choice, receiving all 64 votes from a media panel on the team released Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2020. They were joined by Oklahoma State freshman Cade Cunningham, Illinois junior Ayo Dosunmu, Gonzaga senior Corey Kispert and Arizona State senior Remy Martin. Kispert and Martin tied for the final spot with 26 votes each. (AP Photo/FIle
November 11, 2020 - 8:00 pm
The coronavirus pandemic initially clouded Luka Garza’s decision whether to stay at Iowa or leave for the NBA. The uncertainty of the 2020-21 college basketball season and NBA draft made a tough choice even tougher. Once Garza decided to stay in Iowa City, he was all in. No doubts going forward...
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